James M. Tabor

BLIND DESCENT, a New York Times nonfiction bestseller, chronicled the 2004 race to make the last great terrestrial discovery: the Mt.Everest of Caves. To watch my appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, click on the link below Jon's image.(Apologies for the intro commercial. No way to edit it out. But it is short.)


GRAND PRIZE, Banff International Mountain Book & Film Festival

SHORT LIST, Boardman-Tasker Award


In what remains North America's worst mountaineering disaster, seven accomplished climbers died mysteriously on Alaska's Mt. McKinley in 1967. No bodies, journals, or other evidence were ever recovered and, incredibly, no attempt was made to rescue the climbers. Forty years later, too many crucial questions remained unanswered. The international-award-winning FOREVER ON THE MOUNTAIN sought, and found, the answers.

"THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN for the 21st century. Ladies and gentlemen, meet James M. Tabor--the new Michael Crichton."
--Brad Thor, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of FULL BLACK

"All the suspenseful wallop of Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, Stephen King's THE STAND, and Jules Verne's JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH."
--Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author of "The Eight"

"The story left me breathless and awed. Truly impressive."
--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of "The Devil Colony"

"One of the most ripping, primal thrillers I've read in a long whlie. This one really stands out."
--David Morrell, legendary New York Times bestselling author of "First Blood," "Rambo," and "Creepers"

"Dark and terrifying. This book should come shrink-wrapped with a seatbelt."
--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of "The Columbus Affair."


“Most thrilling adventure I have ever experienced.”—Ruth Ingram, East Texas

“Very similar to Clive Cussler at his best.”—J. Murray, Laguna Hills CA

“Right up there with the best from Baldacci, Crichton, Preston and Child.”—Michael Loveridge, Salt Lake City

“5 out of 5 stars or a perfect 10 out of 10.”—Travis Deputy, Paducah, KY

“Cannot recommend it highly enough.”-- Hrafnkell Haraldsson IN

“Not since Michael Crichton.” Mick, Lemon Grove CA

“Grand Slam.” Jeff Edwards, Twin Falls ID

“Extraordinary.” Bill Gleason, Easton MA

“Couldn’t put it down.” Shawn Kovacich


"Holy cow what a thriller! My husband and I both tore through this book."--Book Reader Mary

"The author sets up an insane pace for you to breathlessly track with likable characters in solving a murder and saving the fate of the world. Keep the lights on, lock the doors and read on ...oh and if it is ever a movie, see it on an Imax screen!"--Don Pape "Bookman"

Journey to the Center of the World" was a 2007 History Channel Special. I was co-creator and Executive Producer. The program chronicled an expedition seeking the bottom of an ancient Mayan cave called Naj Tunich.
To view the trailer on YouTube, click the link below the image.

BLIND DESCENT: "Stunningly fascinating. A phenomenal story of exploration and science."

James M. Tabor accepting the 2007 Grand Prize, for FOREVER ON THE MOUNTAIN, at the Banff International Mountain Book and Film Festival. It also won the National Outdoor Book Award and was short-listed for the prestigious Boardman-Tasker Award.